1870 – Born on the 9th of March in Pekin, Illinois. American politician and Representative from New York.
1893 – He was the superintendent of construction of the Midway Plaisance at the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago.
1897 – He married Evelyn Hechheimer.
1903 – Moved to New York, where he dabbled in real estate and enlarged his chain of music departments in department stores.
1917 – He was a captain in the New York Naval Reserve.
1923 – Served as Representative from New York.
– Elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative-elect Samuel Marx.
1932 – He was in charge of the George Washington Bicentennial and the U.S. Constitution Sesquicentennial Exposition.
– Delegate to the convention in San Francisco that established the United Nations.
1939 – He was the director and United States Commissioner, New York World’s Fair.
1940-1947 – Became chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee.
1949 – Died on March 7th in Washington, D.C.